Westpac Smarts: Benje Patterson, Leading Regional Economist

Join us for the first Westpac Smarts event of 2023 with Benje Patterson, Queenstown's leading Regional Economist.

Benje’s presentation will draw on the latest insights regarding the state and shape of Queenstown’s economy and labour market. He will put Queenstown’s recent performance in the context of the rest of New Zealand, and open a discussion regarding some of the risks and opportunities that are likely to shape Queenstown’s external environment in 2023.

About Benje:

Benje Patterson is a leading regional economist and his views frequently appear in the media. Benje currently works as an independent consultant, but previously managed the regional economic division of Wellington consultancy Infometrics. Over recent years, he has increasingly begun to work on projects related to economic and labour market development across Otago. He is a proud Arrowtown resident and sits on the board of the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association, as well as the board of Economic Development New Zealand. Outside of work, Benje is kept on his toes by three young kids and an energetic kelpie. He is a keen ultra-runner and can often be found running the ridges above Arrowtown sporting a mullet hat.

Tuesday, 28th February, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park, 28 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton

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